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Flat Panel Displays

A reference supplier to the display industry

The mobility revolution is among us

The mobility revolution is truly upon us. Thinner smartphones, cheaper tablets and lighter notebooks are just the precursor of what is in store for this new era of portable electronic devices. Yet none of these advances, or those to come, would be possible without the compact and lightweight qualities of flat panel displays. That’s where Air Liquide steps in.

160 million m²

of flat panel displays manufactured in 2014 by the industry

20 manufacturers

 supplied by Air Liquide with various gases

200,000 Nm3/hr

of nitrogen supplied to the industry per year

A reference supplier to the display industry

The need to continuously improve the user experience creates demand for a new generation of displays that are cheaper, thinner, lighter, more energy-efficient, flexible and higher in resolution. Already, advances in display technology have enabled the creation of curved television sets that offer very deep contrast and smart-phones that run twice as long.

95% of production shared between Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore

Asia is the epicenter of flat panel display manufacturing, with 95% of production shared between Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore.

Screens are produced in semiconductor-like fabrication plants, also called fabs, which require about 20 electronics specialty materials (also called precursor molecules) in very large volumes.

We are reinforcing global capabilities, with electronics specialty materials and equipment centers in Asia.

Air Liquide supports the needs of these manufacturers for producing next-generation displays and continues to invest in large high purity nitrogen on-site gas production units to accompany their rapid growth over the long term.

Air Liquide’s offer for flat panel display manufacturers

In all geographies close to its customers, our offer reconciles safety, reliability of supply with competitive costs. Air Liquide assures a safe, uninterrupted supply of materials and products that include:

  • Electronics specialty materials also called specialty gases such as silane, nitrogen trifluoride, and nitrous oxide 
  • Ultra high purity carrier gases (produced on-site or delivered by truck) including nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, helium and argon
  • Worldwide analytical services to improve our customers’ process and production yields
  • Total gas and chemicals management services, enabling our customers to focus on their products
  • Design, manufacture and installation of all necessary fluid and gas distribution, purification and on-line purity control equipment

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